Advanced High-Performance Building: Best Practices for Climate Zones - National Virtual Course 2021 (April 27)

Includes a Live Event on 04/27/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

A thorough understanding of building science and the climate zone(s) where a home is built can lead to a safer and healthier home. When it comes to high performance home design and construction, the principles of building science remain constant, while their application is determined by a project’s location. This course explains building science principles and demonstrates how to cost-effectively apply them to home building practices and construction techniques to increase the efficiency, comfort and durability of a home in each climate zone.

Learning Objectives:

Instructor: John Barrows, GMB, Master CGP

NAHB Designation: This is required for the Master CGP designation. 

NAHB Continuing Education: 6 hours for the following 11 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

Important Registration Details: 

This course is non‐transferrable. Do not use another individual’s login information to register for this course. You must log in to as yourself to receive a certificate of completion and credit for this course. If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on, Create Your Login now. 

To receive credit for this course, you must take the test after the course ends, complete the evaluation, and download your certificate of completion.  

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, April 26. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m.  ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, April 26. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to

John Barrows

CGB, GMB, CGP, President, J.Barrows Inc.

J. Barrows Inc.

John Barrows is President of J. Barrows Inc., a company that has provided construction services, general contracting, construction management, and consultation services for over 30 years. Many of their projects over the years have incorporated Green Building principles, before they were recognized as being “Green”. Their projects have included such characteristics as geothermal heating systems, passive solar design, photo-voltaics, advanced insulation strategies, and the careful selection sustainable materials. John is also a founding partner of Performance Path Solutions, LLC, a company that brings innovative building practices to the building industry through educational programs and innovative products, and provides green and energy conservation consulting services. John is a nationally recognized author and speaker on topics including Green Building, construction and production management, and business management. In addition to presenting his own seminars, he has worked with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to develop and teach courses on Scheduling, Green Building, Green Building Project Management, Building Science, and Estimating. John serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders University of Housing, and the Executive Board of the Long Island Builders Institute. John is the Chairman of the Long Island Green Homes Council and has served as Chairman of the NAHB University of Housing Curriculum Based Education Development Committee and the Business Management and Information Technology Committee. He is a Green Building Verifier and also provides training for Verifiers of the National Green Building Standard.


04/27/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  540 minutes
04/27/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  540 minutes
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Advanced High-Performance Practices: Best Practices for Climate Zones-Test
25 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  18/25 points to pass
25 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  18/25 points to pass
Course Evaluation
9 Questions
Certificate of Completion
6.00 Continuing Education credits  |  Certificate available
6.00 Continuing Education credits  |  Certificate available